Ryan Murphy


Ryan Murphy Trivia


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    • His screenwriting career began in the late 1990's when Steven Spielberg purchased his romantic comedy script Why Can't I Be Audrey Hepburn, which has been in development hell for years, with many actresses including Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz attached to it.

    • Following the cancellation of Popular, he signed a two-year development deal with Warner Bros Television and Tollin-Robbins Productions. Soon after, Nip/Tuck was born.

    • 2006's Running with Scissors marked his feature film debut, as a writer and a director.

    • He was the final journalist ever to interview the legendary actress Bette Davis.

    • He is good friends with actress Leslie Grossman, who he met on his series Popular. They have since worked together twice, when Grossman guest starred on his series Nip/Tuck and the movie Running with Scissors.

    • His horror movie script The Furies, about a group of teenage murderers in a high school, has been in limbo since 1998. Production was due to start in 1999, but Warner Bros quickly cancelled all plans due to the Columbine massacre.

    • He is on the National Advisory Board of the Young Storytellers Foundation.

    • He received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Direction for a Drama Series for the Pilot episode of his series Nip/Tuck in 2004.

    • Following the cancellation of Popular, he wrote and directed the WB comedy pilot St. Sass, which starred Delta Burke, Heather Matarazzo and Lesley Ann Warren.

    • He worked as an entertainment journalist for several years, and his work was printed in publications including Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times and Us Weekly.

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